Falcon Group falls foul of a FOS ruling because it recommended a property fund when the portfolio already included commercial property from the client’s business. Certainly one for advisers to pay attention to.
David Ames, the chairman of failed property firm Harlequin has been charged with fraud by the Serious Fraud Office.
US investor Harry Dent predicts a UK property market crash this year with demographics being key.
Aviva’s John Lawson says the full £1500 of a pension advice allowance should be available in any one year to better reflect advice costs.
Neil Liversidge argues that advisers are making a living not a killing.
Paul Lewis has attacked percentage fees following on from concerns raised by fee charging financial planner Alan Smith. Lewis believes it destroys value. One big question which rarely concerns national money journalists is the impact moving to hourly fees might mean for access to advice.
An interesting and challenging accusation. Euan Murray, who heads up Aviva Investors property trust says that wealth mangers and professional investors were responsible for the post Brexit rush on property mutual funds often forcing their suspension because they wanted to switch to REITs and pick up their huge discounts.
Malcolm Small, writing in Citywire says that regulation especially the RDR has killed off the whole of life market and he asks why.
Hackney has seen 700 per cent house price growth in the last 20 years says Lloyds Bank.